Punjab Assembly decision to raise salaries, perks of MPs, ministers indefensible, says PM Khan

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ISLAMABAD (ENN) Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed disappointment over the Punjab Assembly’s decision to raise salaries and perks of members, ministers and the provincial chief minister.

Prime Minister tweeted “I am extremely disappointed by decision of Punjab Assembly to raise pays and privileges of MPAs, ministers and especially CM”.

“Once prosperity returns to Pakistan such a move could be justified, but now, when we do not have resources to provide basic amenities to all our people, this is indefensible,” Khan further added.

The Punjab chief minister will draw Rs 350,000 per month, while members will draw over 200,000 per month as their basic pay and allowances rose to more than double after the legislation.

The salaries of the members of the Punjab Assembly and ministers raised by the provincial assembly exceed the pays of their counterparts in all the provinces and at the federal level.

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